Mock Car Crash Teaches Responsible Driving

May272016

Mock Car Crash Teaches Responsible Driving

 

SADD Mock Car CrashA Lansing High School student was killed Friday in a car crash Tompkins County Deputies say was caused by another Lansing student, distracted by texting when she plowed into another car.  While empty beer cans were found in the car, a field sobriety test showed the texting driver had no alcohol in her system.  Two other students suffered major injuries, including one with severe brain damage.  The driver who was texting had only minor injuries.  Virtually the entire Lansing High School population witnessed the aftermath at the scene of the accident on the school campus near the bus garage.  Except that this was not a real accident -- it was staged the day before the High School prom to encourage students to make responsible decisions, especially when driving.

"Going into it I thought of it like another play that I was in," says Emily Georgia, who played the role of the texting driver.  "But once you get into the car, covered in fake blood, it really felt like reality, not just an act.  Being the one that was texting, it had a big impact on me, especially after.  I was definitely more aware of what I was doing when I was driving.  I took the 'dead girl' home that night after the car crash, and I was super-anxious the whole time."

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Solid Waste Center Adds Fats, Oils and Grease Collection Station

May272016
recyclingThe Tompkins County Solid Waste Division is pleased to announce the opening of a new collection station at the Recycling & Solid Waste Center for fats, oils and grease (FOG) left over from prepared foods.

The FOG collection station is part of the newly redesigned food scraps drop spot at the facility at 160 Commercial Avenue in Ithaca. This station will allow residents easy access to properly dispose of their household cooking oils, animal fats and grease in an environmentally safe manner while diverting this liquid waste from the local water supply.

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TST BOCES Career & Tech Hosts Recognition Ceremony

May272016

TST BOCES Career & Tech Hosts Recognition Ceremony

 

The Career and Technical Education Center at TST BOCES recently held its annual Recognition Ceremony to identify first-and second-year students who excelled in the classroom and met high standards in academics, skills and ethics.

The event, which was attended by dozens of proud family members and friends, honored the top first-year and second-year students from each CTE program. Several other awards were also presented throughout the evening, including scholarships and the Rotary Club Student of the Year.

boces FinalistsTST BOCES’ Career and Technical Education Center recently held a recognition ceremony to honor students who excelled in the classroom this year. The event was capped off by naming the Rotary Club Student of the Year. Pictured from left, Ithaca Rotary Club President Janet Steiner, students Deanna Day, Elizabeth Drake and Valerie Covert and CTE Principal Jeffery Podolak are all smiles during the event. Day would go on to be crowned Student of the Year.

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County Library Staff Win National Award

May272016

County Library Staff Win National Award

 

tcpl120In recognition of their efforts to promote accessibility and inclusion for children and families with sensory integration challenges, two members of the Tompkins County Public Library staff have been recognized with the 2016 Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies/Keystone Library Automation System and National Organization on Disability Award.

Youth Services Librarian Kate DeVoe and Library Assistant Kelly Doolittle were selected from a distinguished pool of nominees from throughout the United States for their innovative efforts to create programs and services for patrons with sensory processing disorders and sensory integration challenges.

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Cancer Resource Center Receives Community Partner Award

May272016

Cancer Resource Center Receives Community Partner Award

 

cmcAt Cayuga Medical Center's Annual Community Meeting at the end of April, the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes (CRCFL), was awarded the 2nd Annual Community Partner Award. The award was given by John Rudd, president and CEO of Cayuga Medical Center to Bob Riter, executive director for CRCFL, for the compassionate relationship that the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes has with Cayuga Cancer Center's patients and clinical staff.

Volunteers from the Center staff the hospital's "Cancer Resource Room" on a daily basis. Operated by Cayuga Medical Center, the CRCFL volunteers provide daily support, information and respite to people with cancer and their loved ones. The volunteers also comfort patients and families in the chemotherapy, and radiation oncology areas providing snacks, an empathetic ear, and information about resources available from CRCFL and the community.  CRCFL recruits and trains all their volunteers, most cancer survivors themselves.  In addition, the staff at CRCFL regularly visit the hospital to meet with staff, and talk with patients and their families.

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CMA Internal Medicine Receives NCQA Diabetes Recognition

May272016

CMA Internal Medicine Receives NCQA Diabetes Recognition

 

cma16brentwoodCayuga Medical Associates (CMA) is proud to announce that Internal Medicine of CMA has achieved recognition in the NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP). This recognition shows their peers, patients and others in the diabetes community that they are part of an elite group that is publicly recognized for their skill in providing the highest-level of diabetes care.

Participation in a NCQA Recognition Program demonstrates that the practice or clinician values quality health care delivery and the latest clinical protocols to ensure that patients receive the best care at the right time. Clinical staff of Internal Medicine of CMA recognized includes John-Paul Mead, MD; Cynthia Jones, MD; Marianne Varn, NP; Elisabeth Cotton, MD; Humaira Hassan, MD and Walter Margie, MD.

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Pullano Inducted Into NYS Veterans Hall Of Fame

May272016

Pullano Inducted Into NYS Veterans Hall Of Fame

 

pullanoState Senator Mike Nozzolio recently nominated Frank J. Pullano, a distinguished local veteran, Frank J. Pullano, as an inductee into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Frank Pullano who died in February was posthumously inducted today during a special ceremony at the State Capitol for his service to our Nation.

"As State Senator, I was pleased to honor Frank Pullano's memory by inducting him into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame," said Senator Nozzolio. "His commitment to our country and dedication to honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans was exceptional and he will be remembered for all he has done his entire life for local veterans."

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Within Reach - Fargo Bar & Grill, Aurora, NY

May272016

Within Reach - Fargo Bar & Grill, Aurora, NY

 

Within reach"What do you make here that's better than anywhere else?" I ask Sara, my server. I don't know if she had ever been asked exactly that question before but she had answers at the ready!

"The Philly Cheese steak is the best anywhere and the "Grilled Cheese Gone Wild" is great, but our "Fargo Burger" is the best!" Nothing like showing a little pride in your work!


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Today's Green Minute

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Today's Green Minute

 

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